Neuroscience writer Laura Sanders reports on the latest mysteries of the mind and blogs about the science of raising kids. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied the nerve cells that compel a fruit fly to perform a dazzling mating ritual full of singing and dancing. Convinced that she was missing some exciting science development somewhere, Laura turned her eye toward writing about brains in all shapes and forms. Laura's research has been published in scientific journals including Current Biology, Developmental Biology and PLOS Biology. She holds undergraduate degrees in creative writing and biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she was a National Merit Scholar. Her 2012 series on consciousness won an Eddie Award for editorial excellence.
Neuroscience Writer, Growth Curve Blog Writer
Laura Sanders' Articles
- NewsResearchers have proposed a model that would allow sensors to send and receive information virtually undetected.
- NewsWhen the fingers feel downward motion, the eyes see upward motion.
- NewsStudy suggests nerve cells in retinas create an intricate system of interlocking receptive fields.
- NewsCarbon 14 from Cold War–era nuclear bomb tests allowed researchers to track cell birth.
- NewsLong-lived helix offers a new way to keep electron spin stable and in sync
- NewsBlood-sucking body lice have an odd arrangement of mitochondrial genes.
- NewsResearchers identify a key player in the reactivation of herpes simplex virus type 1.
- NewsScientists strengthen claim that fractal analysis is moot.
- NewsRubidium atoms simultaneously act like a solid and a superfluid.